11:30 am or 5:00 pm
Hanoi street food tour
Discovering Hanoi Old Quarter by a 3-hour street food walking tour is the great introduction to Hanoi food culture while tasting Vietnamese typical food at the authentic eateries. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere in Hanoi by night or visit some attractions such as the ancient house, the biggest market or Buddhist temples
What to Expect:
Experience Hanoi food culture like locals do and the guide takes you to eateries where you would not find on your own
Not only do you get to taste a variety of food at places only frequented by local people , you get better oriented around the city and learn about Vietnamese cuisine and locals’life
We start a 3-hour street food walking tour from your hotel (Old Quarter area) and walk circle the Old Quarter. The first spot is for Steamed Rice Roll (Banh Cuon Nong). Here you taste the pancake made from glutinous rice at the local food stall. You can practice making this dish like locals do. After that, we leave for the famous lake (Hoan Kiem lake) nearby there to hear about the legend story related to the giant turtle and get to know why this lake named “Lake of the Restored Sword”
Then, keep going to see the Cathedral built by French where it becomes a popular gathering place to many youngsters in Hanoi or a great venue for non- religious grooms and brides to take nice wedding shots. Not far from here, we come to the second spot where you can see how locals cook in person and we taste Fried spring rolls, Fresh rice rolls or Pillow cakes, a variety of local food you can choose.
While in Hanoi without eating Chicken noodle soup (Pho Ga) is considered as not come yet. You can see lots of Pho spots in Hanoi but to enjoy at the eatery having the good flavor from broth supposed as their specialty is not anyone knows without a local guide, Here we will have a hot bowl of Pho with green onion and cilantro, lime juice, spices.
Have you ever heard about Obama Bun Cha? Well, US President Barack Obama enjoyed this dish during his visit in Hanoi and now check it out at the shop is famous for Bun Cha (Grilled pork) that served in a bowl of dipping sauce, along with rice noodles (bún) and fresh herbs.
Next place, you can choose Banh My – French-inspired baguette often includes baguette, pork rolls, fried egg, pate, cucumber, fresh herbs, mayonnaise, pepper and chill sauce or Vietnamese crepes – fried pancakes made of rice flour and the filling includes pork, shrimps, bean sprouts and. These pancakes served with a dipping sauce and some herbs. This is one of Hanoi specialties that you should miss out.
Now, it’s time for desserts, one of outstanding drinks is egg-coffee that is a must-try for foreigners. It sounds quite weird but once you try it, you will want more. The coffee shop is hidden on a small lane, you will be impressed by the small entrance ( very typical architecture in Hanoi) and so impressed again with the flavor of the egg-coffee that makes you want to return for more. It tastes creamy and its ingredients include chicken egg yolk, Vietnamese coffee powder, butter and cheese.
Another dessert you should not miss after tasting food is fruit-salad like the last one in Hanoi street food tour. The guide take us to the small alley where we enjoy it on plastic stools like every local does
Daytime: Apart from the highlight food, we can visit some attractions in the Old Quarter to get distinctive insight into local’s life and historical sites such as the ancient house, old temples or the biggest market Dong Xuan
- Pick up at hotel (Old Quarter area)
- Entrance fee (Heritage House)